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i cannot understand. if queen takes queen. why the game stopped.
Once the black queen takes the white queen, it becomes white's move... White is not in check, but any move he makes will put him in check. This is called Stalemate, and is considered a draw.
I don't get it. White loses?
No, it's a draw. White forces a draw so he can't get checkmated.
How was it stalemate? explain helpp
Black's best move is to do queen-takes-queen. But this is then a stalemate because white will not have any legal moves to make (but is also not in check or checkmate).
this is brilliant.
Very tricky. amazing!!
Nice puzzle. And sunillama1066 please stop spamming.
why do you keep saying gg or ggg Sunillama1066? that problem was easy i saw it right away!
This looked like deep play, but really it was simple. You're checkmated when you give up the initiative. So you are really making obvious moves, doing whatever you can to keep the initiative.
But I didn't see the pinned pawn at ALL.
So far, this is my favorite
Wow, that's a really clever puzzle. It took me a minute to understand the concept behind the final move. I hadn't read the title, so I kept looking for checkmate. I read the title and figured it out though...
Pawn g4 pinned, of course. I was looking for a move that would attract a piece on g5 in order to force the draw. Nice puzzle.
"Reykjavik Open, Final Round | Commentary by FM Ingvar Johannesson & Fiona Steil-Antoni"
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